Free-thinking athletes have been consistently demonized by our sports media culture. Not just for candid thoughts on their sport or for their god-given right to political discourse, but for exerting influence within a team structure to serve their own intentions. This is nothing new: Our fathers' grumblings about "greedy ballplayers" ruining the local team are born of the same logic that produces "animals running the zoo" stories about teams in turmoil.
The Champions League draw is a classy affair for the world's premier club competition and includes some of the biggest names in the history of the sport on its guest list. Being held in Monaco makes it even glitzier and the participants wear only the finest designer clothes. Except for Carles Puyol, who had the important task of bringing out the Champions League trophy and wore club issued Nike shorts and sneakers.
If you're easily embarrassed by people reciting love poems to strangers, you might want to look away now. If not, prepare to enjoy. The U.S. Women's National Team will play a friendly against Canada on Saturday and it's been preparing at MLS side Sporting Kansas City's training complex. So, Sporting KC striker C.J. Sapong decided to seize this opportunity to tell Hope Solo how he feels about her. In front of a few cameras and a several members of both their teams.
@DakMoyer No, he was 1st-team All-SEC. But the goal is to get the best five OL on the field, and the only vacancy is center. So if Leatherwood or Jedrick Willis is the fifth starter then Williams is the most versatile and the most likely candidate to fill it.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".